Friday 22 September 2017

Tour bus ploughs into parked cars

Gardai and ESB engineers at the scene of the bus crash at Merrion Square, Dublin, yesterday morning. Martin Nolan

PEDESTRIANS had a lucky escape yesterday when a tour bus ploughed into a number of cars before mounting the footpath on Dublin's Merrion Square, writes Kevin Keane.

The vehicle, run by tour operator Globus, left the road after the driver suffered a suspected heart attack while heading west along the north side of the square shortly after 9am.

The bus hit at least three parked cars before knocking over a lamp-post and crashing through cast iron railings.

The footpath is a busy thoroughfare and is close to the well-known Oscar Wilde memorial.

The driver of the bus was taken to hospital for treatment while the bus's passengers were uninjured. No pedestrians were hurt.

Irish Independent

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